Next courser starts November 2nd!

I am running my second 6 week ONLINE course starting on Monday 2nd November. This course explores different art materials and how you can use them to create work. I will be using observational drawing as the starting point and then exploring the subject with these materials. I will be using a range of different…

This is me!

For South East Open Studios instead of cancelling it went Virtual, and we, the artists, have made videos to introduce ourselves. Here is the link to mine – welcome to my studio!

March News Letter from The Arts School

Hello. Welcome to your March newsletter.  I am thoroughly enjoying my weekly Life Drawing sessions as an artist at Paddock Art Studio. Having a set time that I sit down and draw, stops me procrastinating or finding other jobs to do other than prioritising drawing for myself. It is a great space, that has lots going…

January News Letter from The Arts School

Hello to 2020 – Happy New Year & welcome to your January newsletter – I hope you had a wonderful festive break and are feeling happy, healthy and vibrant for the year ahead. Do you make resolutions? Rather than resolutions I like to write a list of things I want to accomplish or develop in…

Drawing and Wellbeing – never to late!

This Christmas I fibbed to my mother… I told her I had a work event and needed her to babysit but in-fact I was taking her to a craft night. She didn’t want to go, she “doesn’t do art, can’t”. Within a few minutes of the first activity (stamping) she announced it was calming! The…

The Arts School – monthly art challenge – October

Monthly Art Challenge. Each month I set a different theme and tasks to help inspire you to draw, paint and create. If you want help just let me know.   WHAT: October – Light At this time of year the light changes – the sun is lower, the tress are changing colours and loosing their leaves, rain…

Next course with The Arts School – 6 week online Course -Drawing and Painting.

6 week online Course -Drawing and Painting. WHAT: 6 week online course aimed at developing your drawing and painting style, knowledge and skills.Suitable for all levels, the course is aimed at your own development through exercises and discussion. Week 1: Introduction – drawing and from lifeWeek 2: Exploring materials, techniques and processesWeek 3: Composition – choosing your subjectWeek…

The Arts School Newsletter – October

Hello. Welcome to The Arts School’s October newsletter. I hope you are all well and exploring Autumn’s glorious colours! I hope you managed to catch some of the inspiring artists LIVE interviews with Pure 360, if you didn’t you can catch up on the website. The first online course is up and running. The upside of…

Art classes – online and in the real

I am running one to one and online art classes due to the current situation and loving the benefits that the different types of classes can have. The online course I have written allows you to work in your own time, wherever you are. That means I have people from other countries, and a more…

Pure 360 – join me!

I am delighted to announce I am one of the 35 artists invited to Go Live as part of the Pure ART360 digital event. Along with this event there is a digital magazine, looking forward to sharing this publication! Follow @Pureartsgroupuk on Facebook to watch the private view on 31st August from 4pm and to…

What do you think?

The great part of an open studio is hearing people’s comments, talking to people, the conversation. So how do we replicate that virtually? I am asking… I don’t have an answer. Do you?

How do you charge for your art?

I often get asked how to charge for artwork. I have a simple formula: materials (canvas, paints, etc) + time @ £50 per hour + £10 per artwork for studio costs (my studio, advertising etc) + additional fees (gallery or commission fees) = price A long time ago someone told me that if you feel…

Studio sales – virtually

One of the things I do when I open my studio is a sale of old work and cards. This is a great way to clear space for new, and allow people to support me if they are not in a position to pay (more on how I charge in another post) For South East…